Lex Runciman


Mcminnville, OR 97128
(503) 883-2583

Author's Bio

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lex Runciman has lived most of his life in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He is the author of five volumes, including One Hour That Morning (2014) and Starting from Anywhere (2009), both from Salmon Poetry (Ireland). The Admirations (Lynx House, 1989) won the Oregon Book Award. He holds graduate degrees from the writing programs at the University of Montana and the University of Montana. He is co-editor of two anthologies, Where We Are: The Montana Poets’ Anthology and Northwest Variety: Personal Essays by 14 Regional Writers, and his own work has appeared in several anthologies including Alive at the Center, CutBank 40, From Here We Speak, Portland Lights, and O Poetry, O Poesia. He was adopted at birth. He and Deborah Jane Berry Runciman have been married more than 40 years and are the parents of two grown daughters.

Publications & Prizes

One Hour That Morning (Salmon Poetry, 2014)
Starting from Anywhere (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2009)
Out of Town (Cloudbank Books, 2004)
The Admirations (Lynx House Press, 1989)
Luck (Owl Creek Press, 1981)
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Salt River Review
Water~Stone Review
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Oregon Book Award, Julie Olds and Thomas Hellie Creative Achievement Award, Kenneth O. Hanson Prize from Hubbub magazine, Silcox Prize from Cloudbank magazine. Twice winner of the Edith Green Award for teaching (Linfield College).

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Portland, OR
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Last update: Jul 25, 2016